You don't only worry about the people who hate or resent you; in a way, you're more worried about the people who love you.
— Calvin Klein
When I get into bed at night, I hope I don't get into it alone!
Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store.
There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people.
People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive.
My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.
It's fun seeing my label on someone's behind - I like that.
If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape.
I'm more offended when someone's killed on television than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual. So what?
I'm a sexual person, and that's reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.
I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous.
I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill.
I don't trust a lot of journalists.
I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain.
Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all!
There's an awareness of fashion in this country, and it's not limited to gay people.
The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product.
People read things into my commercials that don't even exist.
Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men's fashion. How much can you do with men's clothes?
My men's-underwear print ads are very popular!
It seems there's always another rumor about my life; some people are simply talked about more than others.
I've met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein; they thought it was just the name of a product.
I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.
I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear.
I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
I don't think about my fame very much.
I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me.
Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do.
When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.
We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they're not afraid of it.
Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working.
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price.
If you really love someone and care about him, you can survive many difficulties.
I've been strong and determined all my life about many things I've wanted.
I'm neither Democrat nor Republican.
I'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else.
I still drink vodka; I'm not an advocate of drinking, but I'm no angel. I don't like grass, because it just makes me hungry.
I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it.
I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.
I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body.